Subject: RE: Booted with serial console, but VGA console doesn't work
To: 'Adam Maloney' <>
From: David Woyciesjes <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/13/2001 09:53:47
	Sounds similar to my AXPpci33. Get to the SRM console prompt, and
sheck what the variables are for 'console'. Try sho c* or sho pwr*. On my
Multia, here are some SRM values:

console         graphics
console_mode    boot

pwrup_console   graphics

Yours might be a little different, but the same idea...

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! -----Original Message-----
! From: Adam Maloney []
! Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 1:35 PM
! To:
! Subject: Booted with serial console, but VGA console doesn't work
! Hey all.  I'm not sure exactly what's going on, but whatever 
! it is it's
! strange.  
! I got an Alphastation 200 4/233 awhile back at another job.  
! When it was
! there it was running <cringe> Debian and was my X workstation.  Worked
! great.  Well, I left the company, but after about a year a 
! friend of mine
! gave me the system back, but said he couldn't get anything 
! installed on it,
! he thought there was something wrong with the keyboard port.
! Anyways, I installed NetBSD over the serial console the other 
! day.  The
! system is fine, installation was normal.  Now, I have a PCI 
! Trio64 card card
! in it, and a PS/2 keyboard and monitor plugged in.
! If I power up the system, I get the boot messages from the 
! Trio card, and
! the 3 keyboard LED's go on.  The boot messages go to the 
! serial console
! (which is fine by me).
! When the system is done booting, the monitor is still at a 
! blue screen with
! a blinking white cursor in the top-left, and no text.  The 3 
! keyboard LED's
! are still on, and I can't toggle them.
! I played around with the wsdisplay and ttys stuff, but no 
! luck.  I tried
! enabling ttyE0 in /etc/ttys, but when I HUP init it says 
! ttyE0 device not
! configured.
! Anyone know how I can get this working?
! Thanks
! -- 
! Adam